For a 33 year old that doesn’t have any kids, I sure do know a lot about babies! Baby photography! They’re my specialty, my joy, and my entire life.
When I started toddler photography I needed to learn how to hold a baby, soothe a baby, remain calm, and familiarize myself with facial expressions. Then you hear a sound… in the diaper… a wet sound. I envision parents, other photographers, and everybody who works with infants can relate to this.
After a couple of years of newborn photography, I decided Rockledge Rat Removal to make a guide to help new photographers and parents alike to help prepare for the photo shoot when the photo shoot occurs at the customers home. My toddler photo shoots are taken in my customers’ homes as it is the most comfortable place for a growing family.
Without further ado, here is your manual born in my frequently asked questions about a toddler photography shoot…
1. Schedule your newborn photography shoot over the first fourteen days of the due date. This is only a tentative date and will probably vary depending on the baby’s arrival. For those who have a C-section then the date is fairly set unless the baby comes early.
It’s ideal to catch babies about 5-14 days while they sleep and have the newborn appearance. Having said this, there are no guarantees with teenagers. I’ve done photo shoots 6 days. Some cooperate and some do not. I’ve done photo shoots 4 weeks. Some cooperate and some do not. In any event, they are all wonderful!
2. What happens when my baby is overdue? Contact your photographer and play with the date by ear. If the infant is early, do not be worried about contacting your photographer immediately. Enjoy the new member of your loved ones! Contact them over the next few days and tell them that your baby is here.
3. What temperature should the home be? The day of the photo shoot I suggest to have the home at a excellent warm temperature. We’ll be sweating but the infant will be comfortable. You might not want the heat on during summer though. The little ones do not like to be too hot or too cold.
Bear in mind that most of the poses will be of their infant in their diaper, nude, or anything you discussed with your photographer. Walk around your house and think about the settings/backdrops which may work out best concerning lighting. Normally, photographers like to set up in the area with the most natural light. But also important rooms such as the nursery, your bedroom, the living room, and the lawn if it is a wonderful day.
4. Attempt to time it so that you’re almost done with the feeding or fully done by the time the photographer arrives. Sleepy babies are amazing! Also, remember that we might feed the baby a little out their program to keep them calm.
5. Try to keep them up by changing them or perhaps a wonderful bath. You want your baby to be drained during the photo shoot, not until
6. The duration of time would depend on the photographer and the infant. I’ve finished newborn photo shoots in one hour and upwards of 4 hours. If the infant is awake during the photo shoot, it is OK! Photos of your baby awake and alert are magical!
7. What Happens should I have prepared and does the photographer bring any? The majority of the props and hats which I personally use in my photography shoots belong to the infant. The picture will hold a different meaning if you make use of your personal hats, blankets, books, or additional props. In addition, don’t overlook all of the gifts that you baby will get. Using gifts from families and friends makes these photographs extra special.